Halfway into 2016, the year's box-office competition has seen some exciting twists and turns, and the results could have long-term significance for companies including Disney (NYSE:DIS), Time Warner (NYSE:TWX.DL), Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOX) (NASDAQ:FOXA), and Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA). One company dominates the list of 2016's top-performing films, but a surprising film has emerged as the top earner over the last six months.  

Click through the presentation below to get a look at which film releases delivered in a big way, and to learn which movie's performance shattered expectations.

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